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OS X Mail Tip – Add Reply All after drafting

Useful quick tip for those occasions when someone sends a message to you and a number of other addressees. You start drafting the reply before you remember that you should have hit the ‘Reply All’ button instead. WIthout the keyboard shortcut described below you either needed to start again or copy and paste the other email addresses.

So if you receive a message where you are just one of many addressees.

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Fine Keyboard Controls for Brightness and Sound

Ever wanted fine control over your Mac’s Volume and Brightness keyboard controls? You can by using the ⌥⇧keys as well.

Most people know that you can control the output sound volume by pressing the F11 key to reduce the volume, and F12 to increase it. Sometimes at low levels I can’t get the perfect volume by just using the function keys alone. If you press ⌥⇧(Option and shift) and then press the function keys, your Mac will adjust the volume in quarter steps, ...

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PopClip – A really useful mac utility (Review)

PopClip

PopClip by PilotMoon is a really handy utility that brings iOS like Copy and Paste functionality to OS X.

PopClip appears when you select text with your mouse, in any app. Instantly copy & paste, and access context-specific actions like search, spelling, dictionary and more. In the app preferences, you can adjust the size of the bar according to your choice. The power of PopClip has been enhanced with extensions, which I will cover ...

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How to Print from the Mac Reminders App

Apple’s new Reminder’s App in Mountain Lion and Mavericks (and iOS 6/7) is a great way to store reminders. However if you need to share your reminders with someone who does not have a Mac with Reminders, or an iOS device you are stuck, as Apple does not provide any way to make a hard copy of a reminders list in the App. In this article I will show you a quick and simple workaround to make a hard copy of your ...

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Change the default Application for a File Type

When you double-click a file, it will open in the default Application. In this article I will show you how you can change the default application for the file itself as well as all files of the same type. I will also cover a clever trick to enable DVD media (.dvdmedia) bundles to be reassigned back to the Mac OS X DVD Player, if you accidentally change it.

Sometimes when you install or open a new application for the first time ...

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New Email with Attachments in Mountain Lion

In this article I will show you how to create a keyboard shortcut that will enable you to automate the process of creating a new email with the selected file(s) as an attachment. In the prior version of OS X (10.7) Lion there was a useful service that performed this function. Unfortunately Apple removed this in OS X (10.8) Mountain Lion. I will show you how you can recreate it using Automator.

Automator is an application that ships with OS X that enables ...

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Clever things with Mountain Lion Proxy Icons

In Mountain Lion the Proxy Icon (the tiny icon that appears in the title bar of most windows) has gained some new polish for applications that support Auto Save. You can use Proxy Icons to rename, move, duplicate and revert to a previous version of your document. Proxy Icons can also be used to copy and move Folders as well as creating shortcuts for emails on your desktop.

Apple’s iWork applications (Pages, Numbers and Keynote), as well as certain 3rd Party ...

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Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac OS X Open & Save Dialog

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Rather than use the mouse to browse to a location to open or save a particular file, try to learn these handy keyboard shortcuts instead to save time and make you more productive when opening or saving a file.

Spacebar – View the selected item in Quick Look

+D – changes focus to your Desktop

+Shift+A – Changes focus to your Applications directory

+Shift+H – changes focus to your Home directory

+Shift+N – Creates a ...

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CheatSheet helps you learn Keyboard Shortcuts (Review)

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Keyboard shortcuts are the easiest way to do things faster, but with the wide variety of software we all use it’s hard to remember all the different shortcuts. CheatSheet – Stefan Fuerst is great free utility that shows you the available shortcuts of the active application after holding the ⌘ (Command Key) for a few seconds.

Keyboard Shortcuts can greatly increase your productivity in frequently used Applications for commands that ...

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